Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ishbel

Ishbel is finished..
Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda
yarn: Bloom by Yarn Treehouse .. ebay store
Ravelry link
I used the yarn double throughout the project which would give me half the amount of yardage which ended up being 440yards. That was more than enough to finish this with quite a bit left over. I had originally wanted to knit the st. st part of the shawl in the smaller size and then the lace part in the larger size. ( the pattern gives both directions for a small and large size) but after reading project info on ravelry , it seemed that people needed more yardage to knit the larger lace portion. So I decided to be safe and just knit the smaller lace part. After finishing the shawl and having so much yarn left over.. I realized that there was most definetly enough yarn to knit the larger lace portion... so my only regret is that I didn't go for it. I love it anyway.. it is so light and airy and bright and the beads at the edge give it just enough wieght for a real pretty drape.

Speaking of ravelry.. maybe we should all be a little more accurate with posting yardage amounts and other info. Also , off the subject.. how did my queue get so large. There is no way I could knit all those projects in this life time. I went through it a little yesterday on my day off and cleaned it up, removing some projects that I no long think I want to knit. I can always add them again later if I want. (^_^)



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10 comments:

Bonnie said...

Your Ishbel is stunning! The colors and beads are lovely together.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thanks!! I love it.

emileeknits said...

It's beautiful!

iheartmytho said...

gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

HI I'm knitting your reverse cable baby sweater and I am having trouble with row five of the cable pattern. Can you explain? The instuctions say P3, 4 St. Stitch, 2st cn back k2 then 2 from CN the it says St St for 4 sticjes then CN 2 front. Is this correct? Because It throws off the whole prior rows. SHould n't there be purls in there somewhere? Thanks

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Hi anonymous. Row 5 reads. *P3,(4st-RC).. that means a 4 stitch right cross which is explained right after the parenthese as..slip 2 sts to CN, hold in back, K next 2 sts. K2 sts from CN. I hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

I feel like such a numbskull! That makes sense and it is turning out beautifully. Thanks for such a pretty pattern.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

your very welcome. I can't wait to see your sweater. are you on ravelry?

Nana Mary said...

Adrienne, another beautiful lace creation my dear. You are so talented. I hope that everything else is going as well in your life. Email me some time. I miss our chats or after I get internet access at home perhaps we can skype and knit together!
Have a great day!

VeganCraftastic said...

Wow, that's gorgeous, the colors are so pretty!